Kevin Williamson, the creator of Scream, Dawson’s Creek and The Vampire Diaries, has signed a first-look deal with Miramax, the production banner that is being rebuilt by CEO Bill Block, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Under the deal, Williamson will develop what the company calls "high-level motion picture genre content." More precise details were not revealed.
Williamson created the Scream horror franchise and wrote the 1990s horror movies I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty. More recently, he developed the long-running vampire sudser The Vampire Diaries and created gritty shows such as The Following and Stalker.
The new deal marks a reunion of sorts for Williamson with the Miramax name. The company was founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and it was with its genre division, Dimension Films, that Williamson had his early successes. The Weinsteins left in 2005, and Block became CEO in 2017 after beIN Media Group acquired the company in 2016.
Miramax is currently in production on a new Halloween horror movie that returns Jamie Lee Curtis to the franchise that made her a star.
Williamson is currently working on his first streaming project, the dark fairy tale thriller Tell Me a Story, which was ordered straight to series by CBS All Access in November.